The latest run-up in the price of Bitcoin has sparked more interest in digital tokenised investments, particularly among wealthy families and individuals.
The chief executive's decision to step down after nearly 17 years ends an era of rapid evolution. New CEO Dilhan Pillay will need to accelerate Temasek's move into modern areas.
Asset owners and managers are being drawn to private credit investments in China and India, but also other areas. However, Asia presents unique risk challenges too.
The country wants global asset owner funds to support a $1.5 trillion infrastructure pipeline and major asset divestment schemes, and also has a fast-growing credit investing need.
The US alternative investment giant moves to tap fast-swelling institutional demand for private debt assets, reflecting a peer group trend to build up specialist expertise locally.
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Climate risk could lead real estate values to fall 1% per annum. Some of Australia's leading asset owners and several fund managers have developed measures to mitigate this risk.
Hurdles such as foreign exchange limitations still exist, but the new rules could help private equity fund managers and investors with ESG integration.
Rocketing tech valuations are putting pressure on private equity funds, so investors should consider more unpopular sectors such as financials, says Helen Zhu of Nan Fung Trinity.
Falling tourist numbers, a rise in e-commerce and a growing cohort of homeworkers haven't stopped SWFs and pension funds from pouring millions into office and retail real estate.
The spread of central bank digital currencies could well complement and expand the tokenisation of other assets and the proliferation of digital bonds, say investment executives.
The number of lenders reducing their Asian exposure is seen to be growing fast amid the coronavirus crisis, leaving asset managers keen to fill the financing gap.
The failure of an experienced investment team to raise capital for a new and well-performing distressed debt strategy highlights the challenges posed by Covid – including personal ones.
Central bank digital currencies are seen as more stable than Bitcoin, but they are not likely to be traded the way cryptocurrencies or forex are.
The investment consultancy plans to replace its China wealth leader after he left last month. A principal on its alternatives team has also moved on.
With both the volume and value of private equity deals in 2020 having dropped, many investors believe Covid-19 will affect the industry more severely than the 2008 financial crisis.
Regional asset owners' real estate asset investments were 400bp lower than their targets. They aim to raise their allocations in 2021, following five years of strong performance.
The head of Hong Kong's securities watchdog says ensuring the stability of non-bank lenders has “rocketed up the priority list” since the Covid-19 crash in March.
Sustainable investors in Asia are likely to shift away from equities towards sustainable fixed income and alternatives assets, according to the US investment management firm.
While most big Japanese insurers are maintaining their allocation to domestic stocks, Dai-ichi Life has said that it will slash its interest rate and equity risk by 20% by March 2024.